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Cedar Hill Schools

Cedar Hill ISD is a recognized 6A district with over 7,800 students and 14 schools. It has approximately 900 employees. The district is the largest employer in the city of Cedar Hill. Click here to review the District Accountability Summary

In 2008, the ISD Offices moved into the new Cedar Hill Government Center with the City of Cedar Hill municipal government offices. Their partnership was the first of its kind in the state, and provides a unique opportunity for all facets of the cityto work together in delivering quality services to the citizens of Cedar Hill. 

Cedar Hill ISD has a board of trustees that is comprised of seven at-large positions by place. Trustees serve three-year terms. Board meetings are held on the second Monday of every month at the T.W. Turk Cannady Cedar Hill Room located in the Municipal Government Center. The public is welcome to attend. 

Cedar Hill Independent School District Schools

School     Grade    
Bessie Coleman Middle School
Bray Elementary
Cedar Hill Collegiate High School & Academy Middle School  
Cedar Hill High School
Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP) 
High Pointe Elementary
Phone: 972-291-7874
Highlands Elementary
Collegiate Prep Elementary
Lake Ridge Elementary
Ninth Grade Center
(469) 272-2050
Permenter Middle School
(972) 291-5270
Plummer Elementary 
Waterford Oaks Elementary 


Midlothian ISD serves those Cedar Hill residents living in the southern sector of the city.  The school district has approximately 112 square miles serving approximately 7,350 students who reside within the boundaries of Cedar Hill, Mansfield, Maypearl, Ovilla, Venus, and Waxahachie. Midlothian ISD includes six elementary schools grades Pre K-5, two middle schools grades 6-8, and one high school grades 9-12. 

Harmony School of Nature is a college preparatory charter school with strong emphasis on mathematics, science, and computer applications. Academic programs serve grades Pre-K through 12.  It is located at 8120 W. Camp Wisdom Road.  Phone: (972) 296-1000

Life School seeks to develop leaders with the necessary skills to achieve success in the 21st century. Through character training, strong academics and parent involvement Life School will be successful in fulfilling its mission.  Phone: 972-293-282

Newman International at Cedar Hill's mission is to train and educate future generations of young men and women with wisdom, stature and favor; to give students opportunities to become whole individuals ready to serve the world by helping them reach their highest potential, and to provide in partnership with parents and community a well-rounded education within the context of American heritage.  Phone: (972) 293-5460

Nova Academy is a charter school with a private school environment serving students from grades Pre-K through 6th located at 820 E. Wintergreen Road, Building B in Cedar Hill, Texas. Phone:  (972) 291-1900

UME Preparatory Academy K-12 schools based on the University Method of Education (UME) have been in existence for almost two decades in the private sector, with over 50 private UME schools open across the country (21 in Texas and 9 in the Dallas/Fort Worth vicinity). UME Prep is the first public charter UME school to be established.  Phone: (972) 296-0084  

Village Tech Schools is an open-enrollment charter school serving grades PK4-8th. This is a tuition-free, public school that is open for anyone to enroll if they live within our boundary. The mission of Village Tech Schools is to provide students with great teachers who collaborate to cultivate character, design new challenges, and establish authentic community.  Phone: 972-827-7843

Trinity Christian School provides a complete educational experience in a Christian atmosphere, based on a biblical worldview, enabling students to become outstanding Christian leaders in society. More than 90% of students attend an institution of higher learning. It is located at 1231 Pleasant Run Road in Cedar Hill.  Phone: (972) 291-4739.

Handprints Academy in Cedar Hill provides students with opportunities for hands-on learning. The academy is dedicated to providing environments and experiences that promote healthy physical, social, emotional and cognitive development for children of all ages. Spanish Immersion Classrooms will soon be a component of this academy as well. They are located at 301 W. Belt Line Road and can be reached at (972) 291-1313.


Serving Cedar Hill

Northwood University

Northwood University offers Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degrees in three areas including Accounting, Management, and Marketing with 11 available areas of concentration. In addition, they also offer an evening program for a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Organizational Leadership Degree (MSOL).

114 W FM 1382, Cedar Hill, TX 75104

(972) 291-1541

Cedar Valley Center at Cedar Hill

Cedar Valley College at Cedar Hill, as part of the Dallas County Community College District, offers state-of-the-art job training facilities including free counseling, research assistance, job skill assessment, distance learning, teleconferencing and business counseling through the Small Business Development Center. Traditional classes in technology, business, art, medical, language, real estate and law enforcement are also available. The continuing education program provides unique opportunities for peronal development, skill improvements and upgrading, cultural enrichment, and recreational enjoyment for all ages on a non-credit basis.

207 N Cannady Road, Cedar Hill, TX 75104

Campus: (972) 860-7800

SBDC: (972) 860-7894.

Strayer University

Strayer is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on higher education.  Programs such as business, accounting, marketing, information systems and criminal justice are just a few that the University features.  Undergraduate as well as Masters programs are offered as well as continuing education, associates and many certificate programs.  For more information and to tour the campus visit email at [email protected] or call the campus direct at the number below.

610 Uptown Boulevard, Ste 3500, Cedar Hill, TX 75104

(469) 454-3400

Dallas County Community College District

Cedar Valley College is located on more than 300 acres in southern Dallas County. Our award-winning architecture and careful attention to landscaping have given us a reputation for being one of the most scenic areas in the Metroplex. The mission of Cedar Valley College is to provide exemplary teaching and learning experiences that prepare students for success in a dynamic world while strengthening communities.
Mountain View College is an open-access public community college that opened in 1970 as the second of seven separately accredited colleges of the Dallas County Community College District serving residents of southwest Dallas County, Texas.  Its service-area is comprised of urban, suburban, and industrial communities that include the southwest quadrant of the city of Dallas, and the cities of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, and Grand Prairie.

Surrounding Area Higher Education


Dallas Baptist University, 300 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, 214-333-7100

Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, 7500 W Camp Wisdom Road, Dallas, 972-708-7340

Navarro College — Midlothian Campus, 899 Mt. Zion Road, Midlothian, 972-775-7200

University of North Texas — Dallas, 7300 Houston School Road, Dallas, 972-780-3600



Baylor College of Dentistry, 3302 Gaston Avenue, Dallas, 214-828-8100

Baylor University School of Nursing, 3700 Worth Street, Dallas, 214-820-3361

El Centro College, 801 Main Street, Dallas, 214-860-2037

Paul Quinn College, 3837 Simpson Stuart Road, Dallas, 214-376-1000

Southern Methodist University, 6504 Airline Road, Dallas, 214-768-2000

Southern Assemblies of God University, 1200 Sycamore Street, Waxahachie, 888-YES-SAGU

University of Texas at Arlington, 701 S Nedderman Drive, Arlington, 817-272-2011

UT Southwestern Medical Center, 2201 Inwood Road, Dallas, 214-648-3111



Brookhaven, 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, 972-860-4700

Eastfield College, 3737 Motley Drive, Mesquite, 972-860-7002

North Lake College, 5001 MacArthur Boulevard, Irving, 972-273-3000

Texas Christian University, 2800 S University Drive, Fort Worth, 817-257-7000

Texas Wesleyan University, 1201 Wesleyan Street, Fort Worth, 800-580-8980

University of Texas at Dallas, 8542 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, 469-330-70878